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Oh, and one last HP thing [Nov. 20th, 2010|12:22 pm]
Zoethe
How could I forget the one thing that completely outraged me?

If you're going to show Harry beholding Mad Eye Moody's eye in Dolores Umbridge's door, don't you dare then show him walking away leaving the eye behind! Either leave that moment out completely, or have Harry take the eye, but don't leave it stranded there! I was appalled.

At least that's the last one for now....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-21 01:41 am (UTC)
Yes, it is. In the book, Harry rescues it. I was quite sad to see it left behind.
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[User Picture]From: tempter
2010-11-22 03:52 am (UTC)
I remember it now that you mentioned it. Some of the other things you mentioned (e.g., Kreature's redemption) I just assumed were in the previous movies and I'd forgotten.

Sort of a tangential point, but that reminded me that I wasn't quite happy with the way J. K. Rowling developed Umbridge in the last books. I thought she came off more as petty and vindictive than as capital-E Evil, and I think that's fine -- there are lots of people out there who are really just self-serving and self-interested and don't care about other people.

The implication of her having Moody's eye on her door is that she's really in cahoots with the actual villains rather than just being petty and opportunistic -- at least, I can't find another plausible explanation for why she'd have someone's body part nailed to her door. I feel like that's kind of a failure, since not everyone has to be Good or Evil, which sort of came up as an issue in the later books.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-22 04:18 am (UTC)
I always thought it was just her paranoia, and that she saw it simply as a handy tool - she was incapable of thinking about people as individuals. Which still fit into the kind of thinking you (and I) had about her.

It's the "destroy liberty in the name of security" thinking we see far too often today.
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